Turkey Brine

Updated: Nov 3, 2020

Gluten Free - Makes 1 Gallon

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Gallon Water

  • 2 lbs Yellow Onions, julienned

  • 3/4 cups Sea Salt

  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar

  • 1 Bulb Garlic, peeled and halved

  • 4 Bay Leaves


Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a simmer

  2. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool

  3. PLace fresh or thawed turkey in a large container and submerge in brine Use more brine as needed and allow to rest overnight in refrigerator.

  4. Remove and pat turkey dry; discard brine.

  5. Preheat oven to 325 F. Roast turkey according to timetable based on weight and whether it is stuffed or unstuffed. Roasting times are estimates; ensure safety by cooking to a minimum internal temperature of 165F.

Roasting Timetable

Unstuffed Stuffed

8 - 12 lbs 2 & 3/4 - 3 Hours 8 - 12 lbs 3 - 3 & 1/2 Hours

12 - 14 lbs 3 - 3 & 3/4 Hours 12 - 14 lbs 3 & 1/2 - 4 Hours

14 - 18 lbs 3 & 3/4 - 4 & 1/2 Hours 14 - 18 lbs 4 - 4 & 1/4 Hours

18 - 24 lbs 4 & 1/4 - 5 Hours 18 - 24 lbs 4 & 1/4 - 5 & 1/4 Hours

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